NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE WOLE SOYINKA LOSES DAUGHTER

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The death is reported of Dr. Iyetade Soyinka, second daugther of Nobel Peace Laureate Wole Soyinka.

This tragic loss was announced yesterday by the spokesman for Professor Soyinka’s family, Mr. Jahman Anikulapo.

The deceased who was reportedly being treated for an undisclosed ailment was born on June 6, 1965 and was an alumnus of the University of Ibadan (UI).

Anikulapo described the deceased as “affable, intelligent and sometimes capricious,” adding that she “struggled with her health in recent years.” Despite her health woes, the late Iyetade Soyinka “greeted every day with a smile and doted on her two children.”

The statement, which was issued on behalf of the deceased’s family, revealed that Ms. Soyinka “took ill quite suddenly and passed away while being treated at UCH, Ibadan.

Iyetade left behind two children, both parents, numerous siblings, nieces and nephews.

No funeral arrangements were announced in the statement

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